Diploma in Business Communications with Co-Op
This program focuses student learning in the area of Business Communications. Through a mix of competency and outcome based learning, the student will gain skills and experience through individual and team based instruction. Building on a base of Canadian business best practices in sales and marketing, the student will learn how to use various forms of communication to efficiently and effectively deliver and execute a variety of business and sales requirements. The Co-Op student will then go on to apply these lessons to their job placement while gaining work experience.
Upon the completion of this diploma, the successful student will:
- have a good understanding of business terms, theories and organizational structure for Canadian business.
- be able to use basic mathematics for everyday business calculations.
- demonstrate the ability to write and present an effective presentation.
- be able to write various correspondences and be familiar with various forms of business communications.
- have developed their own leadership styles and techniques.
- demonstrate exceptional customer service in a person-to-person sales relationship whether it is face-to-face, online, or over the phone.
- be able to successfully apply these skills to a real working environment.
CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE
The paid Co-Op Work Experience portion is an important part of the practical side of this program. This is where the student applies the theoretical lessons learned in the academic class to the real world. It is designed to give the student experience in a Canadian work setting that supports the learning objectives of their class.
Over the course of the academic program, Co-Op students will take a four-week Job Search course. This course will run in the afternoon and prepare them for the Co-Op section. It will help students with researching employment opportunities, understanding their own strengths and weaknesses and building a professional image.
Throughout the academic and Co-Op portions of this program you will receive the support from our Co-Op Coordinator who will work with you to help find a suitable work opportunity and assist you to successfully complete the Co-Op portion of the program. At the end of the work experience, the student is required to come back to VGC and complete their two-week Capstone portion of this program before graduating.
Monday to Thursday – 8:45am to 1:50pm
Friday – 8:45am to 11:45am
– Class start and end times may vary as schedules will be modified to accommodate Canadian holidays.
- 50 weeks (24 weeks of academic study + 24 weeks of Co-Op + two weeks of Capstone post-Co-Op review and project work.)
- 540 hours of instruction + 540 hours of Co-Op.
*Please consider reading weeks when planning the duration of your studies.
- Complete high school or be a mature student of 18 years and older.
- Reach an IELTS 5.5 (academic) or TOEFL 70 or equivalent or achieve a VGC Level 6 Upper Intermediate or pass the VGC placement test.
- Pass an admissions interview
- Complete high school.
- Pass an admissions interview.
January 27th • February 24th • March 30th • April 27th • May 25th • June 29th• July 27th • August 24th • September 28th • October 26th • November 23rd
- 2020 Reading Week:
• March 23rd – 27th
• June 22nd – 26th
• September 21st – 25th
• December 21st – 25th
January 4th • February 1st • March 1st • April 6th • May 3rd • May 31st • July 5th • August 3rd • August 30th • October 4th • November 1st • November 29th
- 2021 Reading Week:
• March 29th – April 2nd
• June 28th – July 2nd
• September 27th – October 1st
• December 27th – 31st
- Registration fee: $150 – Unless already registered as a VGC Student.
- Tuition Fee: $8900
- Co-Op Fee: $1200 – includes a four week job search class, two-week capstone and job placement.
- Material Fee: $280
- Textbook Fee: $450
- Administrative Fee: $20
- Assessment Fee: $70
PTIB Approved Program